The 90-member Columbus Elementary School Choir was featured at the Northwest Glendale Lions Club's annual Christmas program at the Foothill Service Club for the Blind in Glendale.
The choir sang songs that magically touched everybody in the audience with their selection of beautiful cross-cultural holiday songs. Many of their songs featured step-out individual student singers, plus some student duos and quartets. Second grade teacher and Choir Director Nancy Pozo-Jones led the choir again in its many wonderful songs. She had the very talented fourth-grade teacher Kristen LoBello as the choir's musical accompanist.
The Lions Club also recognized at the event its Peace Poster Contest winner from Columbus School, Erika Hookasian. Erika is a fifth-grader at Columbus. Her poster was selected as No. 1 from the 120 students at Columbus who competed in the contest. She was joined by her mother and father, Anahid and Edmond Houkasian, at the awards luncheon event.